Howden Africa: Marinella Vigouroux

Marinella Vigouroux has been Chief Financial Officer of Howden Africa since 8 December 2016.

Marinella Vigouroux has been Howden Africa Holdings Limited’s CFO since December 2016.

She moved to the CFO role from a Financial Director role within the Fans and Heat Exchangers division of Howden. She brings with her, her extensive knowledge of the Construction and Engineering industry and a key operational understanding of the Howden business. She has specific expertise in financial control, systems implementation, strategic management and financial management and reporting. Prior to working at Howden, Marinella was a Financial Manager at Kentz. She did her articles at Grant Thornton and is a CA (SA). She has a B.Com Honours from the University of Pretoria. She sits on the Sustainability and Governance Committees and attends the Audit Risk Committee meetings by invitation only.

2016 – Present    CFO, Howden Africa Holdings Ltd
2013 – 2016         Financial Director, Howden Africa (Pty) Ltd – Power Division
2012 – 2013         Group Financial Manager, Howden Africa Holdings Ltd
2008 – 2012         Financial Manager, Kentz
2008 – 2008         Technical Specialist, Altimax Training Academy
2005 – 2008         Article Clerk, Grant Thornton

2016 – 2016         Executive Development Programme, USB
2008                       CA(SA), SAICA
2004 – 2004         B.Com, Accounting Hons, CTA, Accounting, University of                                              Pretoria
2001 – 2003         B.Com, Accounting, University of Pretoria
1996 – 2000         Crawford College

About Howden Africa: Howden Africa is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and falls within the Howden Group of companies which first began in Scotland in 1854 and falls under the parent company Colfax. Major industries supplied include power generation, petrochemical, mining, construction, refrigeration, water treatment and general industry. 

The Group’s principal products and services can be split into Fans and Heat Exchangers and Environmental Control. The focus of the global engineering business is on industrial products that help multiple sectors improve their everyday processes; from mine ventilation and waste water treatment to heating and cooling. Focus is centred on solutions for air and gas handling. 

Howden Africa is based at manufacturing facilities located in Booysens (Johannesburg) and Struandale (Port Elizabeth).

Howden Africa Holdings and its South African subsidiaries reported revenue of R1 604.5 million for the year ended December 2016. Revenue increased by 8.2% from R1 483.3 million in 2015. Total number of employees as at 31 December 2016 was 538.